recently, we have known news that does not but increase the distrust of the consumers in Volkswagen. According to the, EPA, who uncovered the scandal Dieselgate, the engine 3.0 V6 TDI are also affected by the scandal of the emissions, by incorporating a software distorts the response of the engine and emissions during the approval process.
After knowing this news, which has run like wildfire, Volkswagen was not slow in publishing a bare-bones press release. In it he says that his V6 TDI 3.0-liter, mounted on the models of the brands Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche in the united States, do not contain any kind of software to alter their characteristics and emit less in the approval process. When we uncovered the scandal was the brand itself that said that were only affected TDI engines EA 189.
In that brief statement Volkswagen has also reported that will work closely with the EPA to clarify this matter completely and as soon as possible. According to the germans, these new allegations of the EPA should be to some kind of misunderstanding. If finally, it is shown that with the V6 TDI, Volkswagen also has acted in bad faith, they may re-roll heads in the ranks of Volkswagen, and definitely, the sinking of the confidence and the prestige of this group car would be total. Nothing of what they said would have validity until the contrastase an external body.
With the expansion of the problem to the larger models, in this story there was a new victim, the Porsche, one of the most prestigious brands of the group, which employs this V6 engine TDI in the Cayenne, Panamera and Macan, but only the first to have a diesel engine in the united States. The problem could also spread to Europe. Volkswagen, SEAT, Audi, Skoda and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles would have a new traveling companion and the 11 million TDI engines affected would be, actually, many more.
Source – Volkswagen